Strengthening laboratory capacity through the surveillance of rotavirus gastroenteritis in Central Africa: the Surveillance Épidémiologique en Afrique Centrale (SURVAC) Project.

@article{WakuKouomou2016StrengtheningLC,
  title={Strengthening laboratory capacity through the surveillance of rotavirus gastroenteritis in Central Africa: the Surveillance {\'E}pid{\'e}miologique en Afrique Centrale (SURVAC) Project.},
  author={Diane Waku-Kouomou and Mathew Dioh Esona and Elizabeth S Pukuta and Ionela Gouandijka-Vasilache and Angeline Yvette Crescence Boula and Benjamin A. Dahl and Vital Mondonge and David Mekontso and Gilbert Guifara and Regis Mbary-Daba and Jamie M Lewis and Ali Ahmed Yahaya and Jason M. Mwenda and Kathleen F. Cavallaro and Jean Chrysostome Gody and J J Muyembe and Paul Koki-Ndombo and Michael D. Bowen},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={122-130}
}
OBJECTIVES The goal of the SURVAC pilot project was to strengthen disease surveillance and response in three countries; Cameroon (CAE), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR). METHODS Seven laboratories involved in rotavirus surveillance were provided with equipment, reagents and supplies. CDC and WHO staff provided on-site classroom and bench training in biosafety, quality assurance, quality control (QC), rotavirus diagnosis using Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA… CONTINUE READING